National Park Service

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1 person found this helpful  

Work is inspiring and satisfying, management needs improvement.

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Former Employee - Park Ranger
Former Employee - Park Ranger

I worked at National Park Service part-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Work in places that are rich in history and/or environment. Visitors interested. Very satisfying to work with the visitors. Most visitors appreciate of attention they receive from Park Rangers.

Cons

Hours, low pay and poor management. Park Rangers in interpretation who do tours and educational programs are the front line for the park service. Over 50% are seasonal with no benefits. There is little appreciation for the loyalty and dedication of these employees from management.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Show support for your front line employees who are the ones who are making the visitor experience a wonderful one and keeps people supporting our National Parks. Do not make your seasonal employees feel disposable.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    The glamour fades after a while ...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Park Service part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you like the outdoors and history this may be the job for you. If you *really* like working with the public and are comfortable talking in front of groups, the NPS offers relatively well-paid positions during the summer season.

    Cons

    It's is very difficult to move up to Permanent/Term employment as there are too many highly qualified people seeking too few openings. Many seem unmotivated and senior management is more politically driven and isolated from the rank and file. Truly condescending.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm very glad we have elections every four years in this country.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Park Service full-time

    Pros

    Get great experience. Awesome people to work for and work with.

    Cons

    Only thing is most of these type of jobs are temporary. Its hard to get a permanent job unless someone retires or there is a person who leaves.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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